author of photo:  Marek Hajkovský

Oravský hrad, 027 41 Oravský Podzámok
+421 43 581 61 11, +421 43 581 61 19
49.261816, 19.358539


November – March: Monday-Tuesday 10.00 a.m. – 3 p.m.
April: closed
May, September: Monday-Sunday 8.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
June: Monday-Sunday 8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
July, August: Monday-Sunday 8.30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
October: Monday-Sunday 8.30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Orava Castle

One of the most visited and most beautiful castles in Slovakia is located in Oravský Podzámok. We could call it an “eagle’s nest” built on a high rock above the surrounding countryside. For many years, the castle belonged to the dynasty of Palatine Juraj Turzo. Its spooky night tours and various theatre performances are very popular. The castle has been open to the public since 1968.

Did you know that... ?

The Castle was a filming location for movies such as Kráľ drozdia brada (“King Thrushbeard”), Princezná a žobrák (“The Princess and the Beggar”), Sokoliar Tomáš (“Thomas the Falconer”), and even for the first adaptation of the story about Dracula, “Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror”.

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